How I Stopped Worrying about What to Do with My Life and Started Driving a Yellow Cab

By Melissa Plaut
(Villard Books, Paperback, 9780812977394, 240pp.)

Publication Date: June 24, 2008

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In her late 20s, Plaut decided to honor a long-held secret ambition by becoming a New York City taxi driver. With wit and insight, she recreates the crazy parade of humanity that passes through her cab and shows how this grueling work provides her with a greater sense of self.

About the Author
Melissa Plaut was born in 1975 and grew up in the suburbs of New York City. After college, she held a series of office jobs until, at the age of twenty-nine, she began driving a yellow cab. A year later she started writing "New York Hack" (newyorkhack.blogspot.com), a blog about her experiences behind the wheel. Within a few months, the blog was receiving several thousand hits a day. Melissa Plaut lives in Brooklyn.

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